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Bulldogs come up short at Benton

  • Harrisburg's Riley Harrison dribbles around the defensive pressure being applied by Benton on Friday night at Rich Herrin Gymnasium. Harrison had four points for the Bulldogs.

    Harrisburg's Riley Harrison dribbles around the defensive pressure being applied by Benton on Friday night at Rich Herrin Gymnasium. Harrison had four points for the Bulldogs.
    SPYDER DANN | mdann@dailyregister.com

 
By Spyder Dann mdann@dailyregister.com
updated: 2/22/2021 9:11 AM

In a battle of two SIRR Ohio rivals, Benton landed bigger blows in knocking out Harrisburg 55-41 Friday night
The Rangerettes shot 50 percent from the field, going 20-for-40 from the field, while finishing with two players in double figures.
Braelyn Miller had a game-high 14 points, while Addisyn Miller tossed in 11 points.
Harrisburg was held to 41 percent shooting from the floor, doing 13-for-31 and was just 12-of-22 from the free-throw line for 54 percent as Stream Black had a team-high 12 points for the Bulldogs.
Benton jumped out to a 15-6 first quarter lead and outscored the Bulldogs 21-13 in the second quarter to lead 36-19 at halftime.
Sesley Tedeschi and Ensley Tedeschi each added eight points for Benton, while Jacey Eubanks scored six points. Mia Wills finished with four points, while Remi Thomas and Kylie Cockrum both tacked on two points.
Vershay Guyton scored seven points for Harrisburg and Lauryn Gribble chipped in with six points. Riely Harrison, Sidney Neal and Kameron Adams all finished with four points, while Laynie Kleninfeldt tossed in two points. Fankie-Leigh Nicholes and Chelsea Davidson all had one point.
Harrisburg 56, Gallatin County 31
Harrisburg put two players in double figures, led by a team-high 13 points from Riley Harrison as Harrisburg grabbed a 56-31 non-conference win over Gallatin County Saturday afternoon.
Chelsea Davidson added 11 for the Bulldogs, while Lauryn Gribble scored seven points. Stream Black and Kailyn Moss each chipped in with six points for Harrisburg. Molly Shires finished with five points, while Sidney Neal and Kameron Adams each tossed in three points. McKenzie Boyd rounded out the scoring with two points.
Carly Foster led all scorers with 15 points for Gallatin County.
Mackenzie Russell scored six for the Hawks, while Gwaltney finished with four points. Bickett, Vickery and Nelson all had two points.
Harrisburg 51, Murphysboro 18
Harrisburg put three players in double figures and defensively, held Murphysboro to under single digits in every quarter, picking up a 51-18 Southern Illinois River-To-River Ohio win Thursday night.
Riley Harrison led all scorers with 18 points, as the junior guard was 4-of-11 from the field. Lauryn Gribble grabbed 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, while Chelsea Davidson tacked on 10 points.
Harrisburg shot 20-of-59 from the field for 33 percent and was 5-of-23 from 3-point range, while knocking down 6-of-14 foul shots.
Kailyn Moss scored six points for the Bulldogs, while Molly Shires finished with four points. Kameron Adams tacked on three points, while Sidney Neal tossed in two points and Vershay Guyton had a free throw.